It's Protea South Now, and This Is How Sowetans Saw It This Morning
It is quite alarming and upsetting that we have vehicles that are abandoned on the road like this after being hijacked or stolen from their lawful owners, as was the case when residents of Protea South (Soweto) discovered a white polo in the dumping site, from which it had been stripped.
It's heartbreaking to think that someone may be in a position where their car has been stripped to the point where it's unrecognizable and they have no recourse for restitution.
When investigating a stolen vehicle, it is not uncommon to discover that the true owner was still making monthly payments on the vehicle up to the time it was taken, and that no insurance was in place.
We all know that almost nothing is regulated in South Africa, and this leaves members of our society vulnerable to being taken advantage of by anyone from shop owners to the government. It has been alleged that these second-hand spare shops are in possession of people's vehicles.
Members of the public are being urged to share any and all information they have that could help police apprehend the perpetrators and recover further stolen or hijacked automobiles.
The cops aren't performing their jobs because they're taking too long to make sure the criminals stay in jail for a very long time, which is why the crime problem persists.
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